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Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson, seven-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, returned to Beeville Texas on October 24-26 for this year’s second Texas Mile top speed competition. Thompson broke her personal best top speed of 212 mph, set at the March 2013 Texas Mile, with a blistering run of 217.7 mphContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sells 100,000+ Vehicles Through September 2014

BMW Motorrad Sells 100,000+ Vehicles Through September 2014

BMW Motorrad worldwide sales reached a new all-time high of 100,217 units sold through the first three-quarters of this year — the first time in history BMW has topped 100,000 vehicles through September. Last year, BMW Motorrad sold 93,154 units through September 2014, making this year an increase of 7.6%. It was just a fewContinue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad USA Parts and Accessories Website

New BMW Motorrad USA Parts and Accessories Website

BMW Motorrad USA has launched a national parts website at parts.bmwmotorcycles.com so BMW riders can shop online for original BMW motorcycle repair and maintenance parts as well as accessories. The website presents the complete catalog of original BMW parts and acts as a hub to direct riders to their closest participating online retailers to completeContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Ride and Style Apparel Collections for 2015

BMW Motorrad Ride and Style Apparel Collections for 2015

BMW has introduced their “Ride” and “Style” apparel collections for 2015. While you might not find all these items on dealer shelves you should be able to order most of them. Some items, such as Helmets, won’t be available in the US market. Here’s what BMW Motorrad has to say: State-of-the-art products that have stoodContinue Reading »

Special Edition BMW C600 Sport and C650GT Announced for 2015

Special Edition BMW C600 Sport and C650GT Announced for 2015

In addition to the brand new R1200RS, R1200R and S1000RR, BMW Motorrad is showing off special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT maxi-scooters at INTERMOT 2014.The C600 Sport special edition features Racing blue metallic matt / Sapphire black metallic paintwork along with a sports seat and Akrapovic silencer. The C650GT special edition, meanwhile, isContinue Reading »

Lighter, More Powerful and Better Handling BMW S1000RR for 2015

Lighter, More Powerful and Better Handling BMW S1000RR for 2015

The third new model to be introduced, after the R1200RS and R1200R, by BMW at INTERMOT this year, is a brand new S1000RR superbike. It features refined torque delivery with a 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) peak, six hp (4 kW) increase in engine output to 199 hp (146 kW), and a 9 pound (4 kg) reduction in weight bringing it to 450 lbs (204 kg) withContinue Reading »

BMW R1200R Gets Water-Boxer and Upside-Down Forks for 2015

BMW R1200R Gets Water-Boxer and Upside-Down Forks for 2015

In addition to the new R1200RS, BMW Motorrad is using the 2014 INTERMOT show to debut the updated 2015 BMW R1200R in three “style” variants. It’s powered by the same DOHC, air- and liquid-cooled flat-twin engine as the new RS (as well as last years’ R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT) producing 125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 92Continue Reading »

The “RS” Returns! BMW Introduces the New 2015 R1200RS

The “RS” Returns! BMW Introduces the New 2015 R1200RS

As expected, BMW Motorrad will use the 2014 International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair (INTERMOT), which opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, to introduce several new motorcycles including a new S1000RR and R1200R, new special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT scooters, and the return of the boxer “RS” with a new R1200RS. The originalContinue Reading »

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

From January to August 2014, BMW Motorrad sold a total of 90,226 motorcycles and maxi scooters, thereby achieving a new all-time high — up 7.6% over the 83,890 units sold last year. However, August’s sales of 7,587 vehicles was down 1.6% compared to last year’s exceptionally strong figure of 7,708 units. Heiner Faust, BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racingContinue Reading »